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correspondent. we know he was a u.s. reservist. me about what he did in the military. >> he did security for river patrols and he was a lieutenant and recalled the active duty about six years ago and spent about six months in bahrain doing security work there. he talks about the warfare and there is nothing in the record that indicates any sort of special operations training. in his manifesto, he does say i didn't need their honor, courage, and commitment, but i thank them for reinforcing it with me. >> what are about having multiple weapons at his disposal including assault rifles. how good of a shooter is he? >> good question. we have been checking sources here. there three levels of marksmanship. marksman, sharpshooter and the top level is expert. with the m-16 he is a marksman. good, but the lowest level. with the nine millimeter, he qualified as expert. the highest award a trailer can receive for weapons qualification. to gain that he would have gone through several courses of 5 both standing and kneeling both strong and weak side firing. something that a lot of shooters have troubl
discharged from the u.s. navy reserve earlier this year. in fact, just a short time ago, after serving in several overseas jobs. basically as a security officer. he was a lieutenant. he had weapons training in the navy. but not a commando, not a navy s.e.a.l., this was basic security work. nonetheless, he had two awards critically. the rifle marksman ribbon, and the pistol expert medal. this meant he had some qualifications in shooting at some expert level at particular distances or ranges. i think, though, very clear we should also understand that he had expertise through his service as a police officer. many people, many police officers serve in the military reserve, and they have a lot of weapons expertise due to all of that. still, very concerning, obviously, because of his background. >> were you able to learn anything about did the military have any information on his mental health? >> reporter: well, this would be a matter of privacy concerns. but at the moment, they wouldn't publicly release that. at the moment, very preliminary, there is no indication of that, because he was h
of tonight's speech especially with the u.s. supreme court revisiting section five of the voting rights act february 27th. this is a huge issue affecting americans. >> congressman what do you think? >> state of the union is almost like the old story emperor's clothes. you say how wonderful everything is. >> state of the union is strong. >> the american people realize they need jobs and the most important thing they want this country to come back together again. i hope the president is listening to this show. >> can you see up jobs, tee up one side? >> no. >> they want to hear we're turning back this heavy tax and heavy regulation but the most important the president could come out tonight and say we want to bring this country back together. >> there are districts where that is not what they want to hear. that's the fundamental problem. we went through president bush of deregulation and cutting taxes and that did not create jobs. we have a larger structural problem it's not clear either party really knows how to address and that is above all what americans want some answer on that. >> what a
, north korea warns quote, if the u.s. continues with their hostility, it would be inevitable to continuously conduct a stronger second or third measure. president obama quick to react calling the test, quote, highly provocative. it is seen as a new challenge to mr. obama's efforts to keep the north from becoming a full-blown nuclear power. china, north's main ally, also criticizing this test, as does russia, as does south korea, as does japan and many others. >>> president obama to give the state of the union address tonight. we know what one of his bombshells will be. cnn's jake tapper breaking the news. the president will announce by this time next year 34,000 american troops will be home from afghanistan. that's about half of all of the u.s. troops, who are currently in afghanistan right now. >>> the senate armed services committee will vote today on the nomination of chuck hagel for defense secretary. mr. hagel has encountered strong opposition from some members. but his nomination is expected to be approved and sent to the full senate for a vote. he's expected to be conf
. >>> and wikileaks founder julian assange has waded into the drone debate slamming the u.s. government for saying it has the right to stage drone strikes against u.s. citizens perceived to be "imminent terror threats." >>> and first lady michelle obama is part of a group of washington dignitary who have returned home to chicago to say good-bye to hadiyah pendleton, the 15-year-old band majorette and athlete shot and killed in chicago just days after performing for the obama inauguration. cnn's thooena jones is on the south side of check at the funeral. athena, you've had a chance to talk with some family and friends. what are they saying? >> well, you know, we've been viewing the ceremony from our truck out here. we have a live feed in. this has been a very emotional day certainly for hadiyah pendleton's friends and family and particularlial last half hour or so. we've seen more than a dozen young people, many of them young women who described themselves as best friends of hadial pendleton and a few young men talk about what she was like, a common theme is she smiled a lot. that she was a mentor
tapper just broke that the president will announce on afghanistan that u.s. troops will be reduced by half by february of 2014, the number of u.s. troops in afghanistan will go down to 34,000, that's specificity we didn't have before and we expect him to detail tonight. carol, by and large the president will be focusing a lot on domestic priorities, specifically the economy. >> mr. speaker, the president of the united states. >> reporter: how times have changed. when he addressed congress one year ago, president obama faced sagging poll numbers and a tough road to re-election. the result? a state of the union address that contained few new proposals and largely fell flat, not likely this year. >> his party gained seats in both the senate and the house. the american people broadly speaking are with him and so he can deliver a speech without the kinds of political constraints that he faced just 12 months ago. >> reporter: white house officials tell cnn that tonight's address will book end the president's inaugural speech last month, when he laid out aggressive themes on issues of gun
of the u.s. military fighting in afghanistan and, i believe, iraq as well. jake tapper is here. jake, you wrote a powerful book on this struggle in which clint romesha played such a critical role and we see the president now meeting with some family members of those who didn't necessarily make it out of that battle. your book tells the story. what do you think? you spent a lot of time with clint romesha. jake, tell us what you think was going through his mind as we heard all of these words. >> just one other point before we get to that, the president right there saying hi to the son of justin gallegos and the daughter of josh kirk, two men who did not make it back. the white house making a point of making sure the president would meet the children of the eight men who were fallen. but to answer your question, wolf, clint romesha is -- has been all weekend very uncomfortable with the attention. he is not one who seeks the limelight. he is the quintessential soldier who talks about how he did this for his buddies and he didn't do anything other than his job and he still is haunted by the ei
,er vine mayor dr. steven choi, fbi director bill lewis, u.s. marshal for the central district of california david singer, and also supervisor antonovich has joined us. i want to thank all the officers from across the region to answering the call of duty. every day i marvel and applaud their unwavering bravery. their dedication has been complimented by the vigilance of residents throughout this region. you've been on the lookout and shared your leads with law enforcement. we thank you for it. anyone with tips can call 213-486-5230. but i also want to remind everyone to continue to be alert as long as this man remains at large. if you see mr. dorner or even suspect that you see him, please do not engage him. he is considered armed and extremely dangerous. with your help, we can bring this tragedy to an end, and now i would like to introduce lapd chief charlie beck. >> i will give spanish remarks afterwards. >> good morning. and thanks for being here. as the mayor said, the search for dorner continues. we continue to focus on his last known locations in the big bear area, but our
without power. u.s. mail service suspended in six states. some areas north of new york city. >> reporter: it was billed as a monster nor'easter, and it didn't disappoint. for hours and hours, across the northeast from eastern pennsylvania to maine, two feet or more of snow blanketing the region. >> this is probably the biggest i've seen in my lifetime. >> reporter: connecticut got slammed with the most of the snow. the national weather service says some of the biggest accumulations have been reported in that state. look at this -- milford, connecticut, 38 inches. new haven, 34. bridgeport, 30. >> arthey're crashing a lot. you got to be patient and take your time. >> reporter: in hartford, practically a losing battle for snowplows. >> all in all, i think things are going well. i'm most appreciative because citizens are listening to the warnings that we're giving. >> reporter: massachusetts had also banned more than unnecessary driving. more than two feet of fell snow in areas there. it was the howling winds up to 75, that took its toll. >> we have lost power through the night, it's gone o
. joining me now, sister mary edwall, the director of media relations for the u.s. conference of catholic bishops. good morning, sister. >> good morning. >> i know pope benedict said he's resigning because of his health. some people there's more to this. pope john paul suffered from parkinson's disease. he died while still pope. do you care to speculate? >> i think pope benedict xvi saw what it was like to have a papacy when the man at the head of the church is so ill. there's a slowdown, so to speak, in getting the work done during the papacy of john paul ii and also during the papacy of paul vi. so i think his own experience with what it means to have someone at the helm who is not up to 24/7 because of his own physical limitations probably influenced him. he knew more than others what this really meant because he was right there in the vatican. >> there are some big issues the catholic church is dealing with now, if the new pope is italian, as italians will be pushing for, or american, as americans are pushing for, is it more likely that the church will bend on perhaps allowing more wo
, american, u.s. airways now the world's biggest airline. what it means for ticket prices. >>> and top dog. >> the affenpinscher. banana joe. >> the little black pooch packing up his best in show ribbon and a bag of chew toys and heading to wall street. >> joey, banana joe. >> banana joe ringing the opening bell live this hour. "newsro "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. we start with a shocking valentine's day tragedy, the world renowned olympian oscar pistorius has been charged with murder in the death of his girlfriend. his girlfriend model reeva steenkamp only 29 years old found dead at pistorius' home. joining us now is robyn curnow, in south africa. what is the latest, robyn? >> hi there. this much we know. oscar pistorious will be formally charged with murder on friday morning, tomorrow, south african time. he's going to spend the night in jail here after quite a tranlgic set of events today. what do we know, is that his girlfriend was shot dead, initial ll lly reports suggeste had mistaken her for being an intruder. the poli
was a former navy lieutenant in the naval reserves. and now we are told that u.s. navy bases in california and nevada are on, quote, maintaining a heightened security posture, a heightened state of alert as they too are on the lookout for this man. and they do have some reason to know that he has approached the u.s. military in the last few days. a couple of days ago, they learned -- they discovered that he had stayed at a navy motel facility in san diego, and on wednesday he approached two navy sailors at his old unit when he was in the reserves, had a conversation with them, they did not realize they had been talking to dorner until they saw all the news reports. so a lot of concern now, in fact, a day ago, the point loma naval base shut down briefly while they thought he might be there. so now overnight the admiral in charge of the southwest region of the united states for the u.s. navy has ordered this heightened security posture. they're not talking exactly about what they're doing. i think we can well understand that they're going to check everybody's passes, everybody's access, as t
change. organizers claim it's the biggest rally of its kind ever in the u.s. chris lawrence is in the thick of it and chris, describe, tell us what you're seeing there. >> reporter: loud, crowded, very excited, those are the first words that come to mind, deb. they're calling this one of f not the largest climate rally in the nation's history. the organizers say they've got about 40,000 or more people here. the march just started a few minutes ago from the national mall at the washington monument. they are marching by the white house, trying to take their message to president obama and to some of the legislators here, and we've been talking to a lot of the marchers who have been here, excuse me, ma'am. >> yes? >> reporter: what brought you out here today on this march? >> right here, this is my little grandson, and i want a better world for him. i don't want a climate that's changing, creating all sorts of havoc as far as weather, droughts, floods, wars, that's what we mean. >> reporter: what is your message to president obama on expanding the keystone pipeline, bringing the
on the scene within minutes to every possible contingency around the world. u.s. military has neither the resources nor the responsibility to have a firehouse next to every u.s. facility in the world. >> former senator chuck hagel has been nominated to replace panetta. that confirmation vote continues and has been postponed. >>> a look at this massive crowd that filled the streets in tunisia. this was a public funeral of an opposition leader shot dead outside his home wednesday. thousands of grieving and angry folks marching with his coffin to a cemetery. many believe it was a political assassination. riot police have violently put down several public demonstrations since that shooting. >>> and of course getting back to california, one of our main stories here, the hunt for the former cop now a murder suspect. christopher dorner accused of killing three people around l.a. and declaring war on the entire lapd in a rampage seeking revenge for being fired. casey wian is with us from los angeles, and paul would ybuchan big bear. paul, i want to start off with you because we heard from the
veteran of the riverside police department. he also served two tours with the u.s. marine corps in kuwait. he was 34 years old, he leaves behind a wife and two children, brianna? >> that's so sad. you've been working this for days. we know you'll be bringing us details in the coming days. how this is resolved and of course that dorner is caught. >>> coming up, we'll speak with the mayor of hattiesburg, mississippi. the verizon share everything plan for small business. get a shareable pool of data... got enough joshua trees? ... on up to 25 devices. so you can spend less time... yea, the golden barrels... managing wireless costs and technology and more time driving your business potential. looks like we're going to need to order more agaves... ah! oh! ow! ... and more bandages. that's powerful. shareable data plus unlimited talk and text. now save $50 on a droid razr maxx hd by motorola. i can't believe your mom let you take her car out.ck! this is awesome! whoooo! you're crazy. go faster! go faster! go faster! go faster! no! stop...stop... (mom) i raised my son to be careful... hi, sweeti
. that officer's name michael crane. an 11 year veteran. he also served two tours with the u.s. marine corps in kuwait. he was 34 years old. he leaves behind a wife and two children. >> so sad. you've been working this for days. we'll talk to you soon. coming up, we'll speak with the mayor. e. but he's not. ♪ he's an architect with two kids and a mortgage. luckily, he found someone who gave him a fresh perspective on his portfolio. and with some planning and effort, hopefully bob can retire at a more appropriate age. it's not rocket science. it's just common sense. from td ameritrade. i'm here to pick up some cacti. it should be under stephens. the verizon share everything plan for small business. get a shareable pool of data... got enough joshua trees? ... on up to 25 devices. so you can spend less time... yea, the golden barrels... managing wireless costs and technology and more time driving your business potential. looks like we're going to need to order more agaves... ah! oh! ow! ... and more bandages. that's powerful. shareable data plus unlimited talk and text. now save $50 on a droi
-year veteran of the riverside police department. he also served two tours with the u.s. marine corps in kuwait. he was 34 years old. he leaves behind a wife and two children, brianna. >> so sad, casey. you've been working this for days. we know you'll bring us details in the coming days as well as everyone wants to see how this is resolved and, of course, that dorner is caught. >>> coming up be we speak with the mayor of hattiesburg, mississippi. >>> yeah. oh, my god, i've never seen a tornado before in my life. >> this is hattiesburg, mississippi 5:00 central time. 6:00 eastern this evening. it is the moment an enormous tornado suddenly struck the town and also the campus of the university of southern mississippi. cars flipped over, buildings heavily damaged. but by a stroke of good lug, very good luck, the campus is virtually desserted this weekend because the students are off for a school holiday. at least three people were injured by this huge tornado and now joining me on the phone, the mayor of hattiesburg, johnny dupree. mayor, give us a sense of the situation and just how luc
, a document filed by the u.s. marshal service an arrest warrant mentioned the possibility of accomplices. the lapd saying they will leave no stone unturned in trying to find someone, anyone who may have helped and there's a lot of questions about how he was able to survive in the big bear area for six days. also, the identification of the remains found in that burnt out cabin is a priority. sheriff's department san bernardino county says they'll have to conduct forensic testing on that, those charred remains, we don't know what kind of shape they're in but it could be everything from dna to x-rays to dental records, carol. >> just to button this all up and i'll go back to tom for this question, i would assume firefighters were not allowed to get close to fight that fire because police feared for their lives if the man inside that cabin would start firing. >> that's correct, carol. normally as a matter of policy, s.w.a.t. teams when they deployed the fire department dploiz wi deploys with them and stays a safe distance away. because if they use flash bangs or the tear gas canisters they m
murphy, contributor for the daily beast.com and rick newman, chief business xcorrespondent for u.s news and world report. we heard the president tick off this list, if you will, abroad, a lot of adjectives thrown out today, ambitious state of the union speech. patricia murphy, is the re-elected barack obama perhaps overreaching? >> well, you know, i think it obviously depends where you're coming from. if you look at what he was talking about, these are a series of smaller initiatives, universal pre-k, the -- talking about the minimum wage. these are things that are actually relatively targeted, relatively narrow. i think some of his more liberal counterparts would like to see him go bigger and bolder. i don't think it was an overreach. i do think it doesn't quite add up. there is no money left in the federal budget for the new initiatives. that's where his new problem was with his speech. >> he says won't raise the deficit. amy holmes, some say ambitious. you say -- >> i agree with patricia. last night's state of the union was surprisingly modest. it was part george jetson, this vision
into effect, there were 20 major airlines in the u.s. by 1990, there were only 12 in operation. today just seven. with usair and american merging we'll be down to six. usair and american don't have a lot of overlapping routes or hubs. in the end, there will be about eight routes out of the 900 or so that will only be served by one airline. susan? >> ali velshi, thank you. cnn "newsroom" continues now with deborah feyerick. deb? >> hey there, susan. looking at that freeze-dried pet thing -- >> not over it. >> we can't exactly figure out what to make of that. thanks so much. enjoy the rest of the afternoon. hi, everyone. 12:00 p.m. on the east coast, 9:00 a.m. on the west. i'm deborah feyerick in for fredricka whitfield. if you're just tuning in, thanks for joining us. we have so much coming up for you. these are the top stories we're following right now in the "cnn newsroom." >>> a surprising announcement at the vatican today. a spokesman says the cardinals who will choose a successor to pope benedict xvi could meet sooner than first planned. the vatican says the date could move up with all
department and the u.s. military. also said to be carrying night vision goggles. carol? >> casey wian reporting live from holhollywood, california. >>> according to unpublished reports hackers accessed personal information about both former presidents. brianna keilar joins us with more. >> reporter: good morning, carol. i will tell you we only know certain information about this. let me tell you the secret service has confirmed that there is an investigation into these e-mails that were hacked and this includes e-mails from both bush presidents, from george h.w. bush and from george w. bush. you can imagine if this was you and your e-mails have been hacked and published online as they have in this case how violated you would feel and that's what the bush family is dealing with right now, we're talking about private photos that were in those e-mails, family topics that were discussed, contact information for bush friends and extended family as well as scheduling matters that were discussed and obviously this is a serious breach but as we understand it, this is something where you're ta
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